Thursday, July 10, 2008


FHE Lesson Exchange, author unknown.

"Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam"

Discuss anger and what it is doing in your family. Does your family have a problem with anger? What happens when you react in anger? How can we control anger?

Object lesson #1

Take a stalk of celery and put it in a glass with some red or blue food coloring. after a few days, the celery stalk will draw up the colored water and the celery will be tinted red or blue.

See how this stalk of celery took on the color of water in which it was standing? Small children are just like that stalk of celery. they take on all the characteristics of the family around them. Is you home colored with anger, yelling sarcasm, and criticism? Or is your home colored in patience, cooperation, soft tones and laughter? Children will absorb examples they receive at home. (note: this object lesson can also be used with sin, pornography, bad movies, music, ect.)

Object Lesson #2
Purchase a can of squeeze cheese or a travel size toothpaste

Have a member of your family squeeze some cheese out of the can. Then ask him/her to put the cheese back into the can. Of course, this is impossible. Angry, sarcastic words, derogatory names or mean comments are very easy to say. But it is difficult and maybe impossible to fix the damage done by angry words.

Cheese and Crackers


Heather said...

Such a great msg! This helped my family so much. I am working harder on fhe and it is so nice to have so many resources out there! Posting this on my blog tomorrow if you that's fine.=)

Anonymous said...

this may be a really silly question but is this something that we can just copy and past to print off and use? I am trying to get FHE going with my little family but am not creative at all and can use all the help I can get but I do not want to steal anything.